One day you wake up conditioned to be productive and ready to move a mountain.
Another day you take half a day to get into the zone. What drives our behaviour one day to another?
Research says it is all about brain waves and whenever we tuned in to certain frequencies we operate more effectively and become more productive.How can we access high achievement state of the brain on demand?
How can we take this knowledge and apply it to entrepreneurial life?Plugging in certain sounds like Brain.fm or any other similar compatible programs will allow to tune in to alpha waves and therefore reach state of higher consciousness that ultimately bring higher levels of relaxation and concentration, lower down cortisol levels and increase focus.Let’s take an example of Brain.fm music waves and it’s affect on people’s brains.
The Process of Brain.fm.
Humans control the artistic side of the music: melodies, harmonies, chord progressions, sound design, instrument choices, etc. There is no substitute for ￼the talent of brilliant musicians in laying the foundation for a new piece of music. ￼Then, a patented algorithmic system (A.I.) arranges musical motifs to create extended compositions, and adds the crucial acoustic features which constitute our core technology—this is the science: targeted modulation to alter brain activity, 3D spatialization, salience reduction, and other methods. Finally, compositions are assessed by human listeners in-house and tweaked or discarded if necessary, and are tested via large-scale experiments to ensure they have the properties required to help listeners attain and sustain desired mental states over long periods of time.
How does Brain.fm works?
The core technologies are enhancement of neural phase-locking (using music to drive highly synchronized activity across the brain via entrainment), and salience reduction (the detection and removal of distracting events). In both cases Brain.fm has proprietary systems built for these purposes, using parameters determined by testing. The basic research behind this is currently in prep for publication. They are constantly looking for new ways to make useful music, and are not limited to our core technologies. For example, our music also makes use of 3D spatialization (e.g., to direct your attention in front of you), and we also vary sound parameters slowly over time in ways designed to avoid adaptation and fatigue.
Brain.fm vs Binaural Sounds.
When tones entering the right and left ear are slightly different in frequency, an auditory illusion is produced of intensity modulation at a rate equal to the frequency difference. These ‘binaural beats’ produce weak or absent neural synchrony (Vernon et al. 2015) while acoustic modulation applied directly in each stereo channel (rather than arising from different signals to the two ears) has much stronger effects on brain activity (Tierney & Krauss 2014) and is processed in the same brain regions in the same way (Pratt et al. 2010). Brain.fm uses this kind of (‘non-binaural’) modulation as just one of many sound features to help people reach particular mental states. Just to give a few examples, our sleep music uses 3D spatialization to produce relaxing auditory motion (‘rocking’), and our focus music removes any sound events that would grab attention (‘salience reduction’).
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